Climax (2018 film)

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Climax
Climax (2018 movie poster).png
Film poster
Directed byGaspar Noé
Produced by
  • Edouard Weil
  • Alice Girard
  • Vincent Maraval
Written byGaspar Noé
StarringSofia Boutella
CinematographyBenoît Debie
Edited by
  • Denis Bedlow
  • Gaspar Noé
Production
company
Distributed by
  • Wild Bunch (France)
  • A24 (United States)
Release date
  • 13 May 2018 (2018-05-13) (Cannes)
  • 19 September 2018 (2018-09-19) (France)
  • 31 January 2019 (2019-01-31) (Brazil)
  • 1 March 2019 (2019-03-01) (United States)
Running time
96 minutes[1]
Country
  • France
  • United States
Language
  • French
  • English
Budget2.6 million
Box office$902,558[2][3]

Climax is a 2018 French-American musical horror film written, co-edited and directed by Gaspar Noé, and starring Sofia Boutella.

Plot[edit]

French dancers gather in a remote, empty school building to rehearse on a wintry night. The all-night celebration morphs into a hallucinatory nightmare when they learn their sangria is laced with LSD.[4]

Cast[edit]

  • Sofia Boutella as Selva
  • Romain Guillermic as David
  • Souheila Yacoub as Lou
  • Kiddy Smile as Daddy
  • Claude Gajan Maull as Emmanuelle
  • Giselle Palmer as Gazelle
  • Taylor Kastle as Taylor
  • Thea Carla Schott as Psyche
  • Sharleen Temple as Ivana
  • Lea Vlamos as Lea
  • Alaia Alsafir as Alaya
  • Kendall Mugler as Rocket
  • Lakdhar Dridi as Riley
  • Adrien Sissoko as Omar
  • Mamadou Bathily as Bats
  • Alou Sidibe as Alou
  • Ashley Biscette as Ashley
  • Vince Galliot Cumant as Tito
  • Sarah Belala as Jennifer

Release[edit]

The film screened in the Directors' Fortnight section at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival where it won the Art Cinema Award.[5][6][7] Afterwards, the film was acquired for release in the United States by A24.[8] The film will be released in the United States on March 1, 2019 by A24.[4]

Reception[edit]

On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 87%, based on 56 reviews, and an average rating of 7.6/10. The website's critical consensus reads, "Challenging and rewarding in equal measure, Climax captures writer-director Gaspar Noé working near his technically brilliant and visually distinctive peak."[9] On Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 83 out of 100 based on 18 critics, indicating "universal acclaim".[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Climax". British Board of Film Classification. 14 August 2018. Retrieved 16 August 2018.
  2. ^ "Climax". Box Office Mojo. IMDb. Retrieved 22 November 2018.
  3. ^ "Climax (2018)". The Numbers. Retrieved 22 November 2018.
  4. ^ a b Squires, John (10 December 2018). "A24 Dates Gaspar Noé's 'Climax' for Early 2019 Release". Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved 16 December 2018.
  5. ^ Goodfellow, Melanie (17 April 2018). "Cannes: Directors' Fortnight unveils 2018 line-up". Screen Daily. Screen International. Retrieved 14 May 2018.
  6. ^ Keslassy, Elsa (17 April 2018). "Cannes: Directors' Fortnight Lineup Boasts Colombia's 'Birds of Passage,' Nicolas Cage in 'Mandy'". Variety. Penske Business Media. Retrieved 14 May 2018.
  7. ^ Hopewell, John (4 June 2018). "Cannes: Gaspar Noe's 'Climax' Wins Directors' Fortnight Top Prize". Variety. Retrieved 19 May 2018.
  8. ^ Fleming, Mike Jr. (14 May 2018). "A24 Acquires Gaspar Noe's Provocative Cannes Film 'Climax'". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Business Media. Retrieved 14 May 2018.
  9. ^ "Climax (2018)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango. Retrieved 13 November 2018.
  10. ^ "Climax Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 21 October 2018.

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